Welcome, to our website. Our private residential apartment complex, Waverider-Apartments Vacation Rentals, (aka Palms Island Apartment Rentals), offers a total of 5 apartments for rent for every taste and preference and is located just a few minutes walking distance from world-renown surf-beach Playa Encuentro, in a charming community with a village-like character. Encuentro Bach is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the Dominican Republic. Several times a year championships are held here and neighboring Cabarete Beach in all types of water sports; board surfing, kite surfing, and wind surfing. During the day our beach is active and full of life and at night it is quiet and peaceful. The distance to the beach from our complex is perfect. Not too close so as to interfere with daily activities, but not so far that it requires a car. It is an easy and pleasant six minute walk on a road surrounded by lush greenery where you will occasionally see horses grazing, or being led to pasture by their young Dominican herders riding on mopeds. Various corrals in our vicinity are home to horses, donkeys and cows.  



Our complex offers two Studio apartments, and three 1-bedroom apartments. All apartments are located on the same property and are fully furnished and equipped for comfortable living and relaxation. Our residential complex promotes interaction with neighbors while at the same time preserving the feeling of a large villa with private character. Some of our apartments are rented long term, while others are short-term. Our tenants differ in age, come from different countries, with different backgrounds, but our complex is home to all of them. We are happy to accommodate either short-term or long- term tenants. 


We are very focused on safety, comfort and quality of our service. Our '"Villa" complex is in the category of "ALL INCLUSIVE", meaning that in addition to the comfort provided by the pool, gazebo, washing machines, parking, kitchen equipment and furnishings, the following utilities are also included in the rental price; Internet, WiFi, electricity, propane cooking gas, warm and cold water, and maintenance of the pool and common areas.


We always welcome а new tenants and neighbors!

Most other vacation rental apartments are limited to "key handover" at move-in day and "inventory check" at departure. These two items are of course also part of the procedure, but we also do not lose sight of "personal touches and contact". We choose another way of doing business. Business remains business, but friendship, mutual respect and balance in everything is a priority for us, regardless of  length of stay. It is our goal to make you feel "At Home". We try to balance the Dominican tranquility and freedom oriented way of life with "European Standards". The managers, Ralph and Tina, speak English, German and Russian and are available most times of the week. We are always ready to help our guests to get oriented in our local community, especially guests who are totally new to the Dominican Republic. Our Dominican staff, Andres and Jaqueline will also be available to provide local information.